amplexus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin amplexus (embrace)

Noun[edit]

amplexus (uncountable)

  1. A form of pseudocopulation, found chiefly in amphibians and horseshoe crabs, in which a male grasps a female with his front legs as part of the mating process.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect active participle of amplector (surround; grasp).

Participle[edit]

amplexus m (feminine amplexa, neuter amplexum); first/second declension

  1. surrounded, encircled, entwined
  2. embraced, clasped, grasped
  3. esteemed
  4. cherished

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative amplexus amplexa amplexum amplexī amplexae amplexa
genitive amplexī amplexae amplexī amplexōrum amplexārum amplexōrum
dative amplexō amplexae amplexō amplexīs amplexīs amplexīs
accusative amplexum amplexam amplexum amplexōs amplexās amplexa
ablative amplexō amplexā amplexō amplexīs amplexīs amplexīs
vocative amplexe amplexa amplexum amplexī amplexae amplexa

Noun[edit]

amplexus m (genitive amplexūs); fourth declension

  1. clasp, embrace
  2. coil
  3. circumference

Inflection[edit]

Fourth declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative amplexus amplexūs
genitive amplexūs amplexuum
dative amplexuī amplexibus
accusative amplexum amplexūs
ablative amplexū amplexibus
vocative amplexus amplexūs